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World Oct 19Facing terror charges, Basque separatist group ETA’s last boss apologizes for deaths
Josu Urrutikoetxea, the last known chief of now-extinct Basque separatist militant group ETA, is going on trial in Paris for terrorism charges, which he deems “absurd" because of his role in ending its long-standing conflict.
World Oct 16Virus at ‘turning point’ in Europe, hitting at-risk groups
Doctors are warning that Europe is at a turning point as the coronavirus surges back across the continent, including among vulnerable people, and governments try to impose restrictions without locking whole economies down.
Health Oct 09As virus fills French ICU beds, doctors ask what went wrong
National health agency figures and doctors at multiple hospitals say France hasn’t added significant ICU capacity or the staff needed to manage them since the pandemic's first wave.
Arts Sep 30‘It belongs to us!’: French trial over colonial art grows tense
Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza in part was inspired by global protests against racial injustice and colonial-era wrongs unleashed by George Floyd's death in the U.S. at the knee of a white policeman.
World Sep 28At U.N., nations urge overdue reckoning with colonial crimes
Leaders of countries once subjugated to Western powers spoke out about still-stinging scars of colonialism at this year’s U.N. General Assembly.
World Sep 25French authorities investigate knife attack that wounded at least two people, suspect in custody
It is unclear what motivated the attack or whether it was linked to Charlie Hebdo, which moved after its offices were targeted in a 2015 Islamic extremist attack that left 12 people dead.
World Sep 22WATCH: Putin urges end to sanctions to boost world economy
In a somewhat muted speech for the often tough-talking Russian leader, Putin told the U.N.’s 75th anniversary gathering that countries need to work together better to fight the virus and other global problems.
World Aug 27Despite virus surge, Europe reopens schools
Despite a spike in coronavirus infections, authorities in Europe are determined to send children back to school. They want to narrow learning gaps between haves and have-nots that deepened during virus lockdowns – and to get their parents back to…
Arts Aug 03Notre Dame Cathedral’s organ will undergo a 4-year-long cleaning
The mammoth task of dismantling, cleaning and re-assembling France’s largest musical instrument started Monday and is expected to last nearly four years. Amazingly, the 8,000-pipe organ survived the 2019 fire that consumed the cathedral’s roof and toppled its spire.
Health Jul 13In the U.K. and France, debate over whether to require face masks spreads
Scientists say the two countries' governments should have done so ever since they started easing lockdowns — like many other European nations did.